Jan. 22, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio -The Ohio State women’s tennis team swept Cleveland State, 7-0, to earn its first win of the spring season at the Jesse Owens West Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday. The win was the 250th of head coach Chuck Merzbacher’s career.

The Buckeyes (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten) began the match by taking the doubles point after sweeping all three doubles matches. Caitlin O’Keefe (Fr., Troy, Mich./Troy) and Anna Volberg (Soph., Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula) teamed at No. 1 to down Sarah Galon and Morgan Ungerott, 8-3. At No. 2, Lindsey Adams (Sr., Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and Sonia Ruzimovsky (Soph., Brooklyn, N.Y./Brooklyn Tech) combined to top Jen Myers and Christine Vogelgesong, 8-0, and at No. 3, Kristin Messmer (Soph., Lutherville, Md./McDonogh) and Nidhi Shah (Fr., Mithibai, India/Mumbai College) beat Marcie Capozziello and Lindsay Sellers, 8-2.

In singles, Adams beat Galon, 6-0, 7-6 (4), at No. 1, O’Keefe topped Myers, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2, Messmer stopped Ungerott, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3, and Volberg defeated Sellers, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4. Also winning for the Buckeyes were Meredith Vincent (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/Va. Tech), who beat Capozziello, 6-1. 6-0, at No. 5 and Silvia Prajescu (Fr., Dollard-Des-Orneaux, Quebec/Des-Sources) topped Volgelgesong, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 6. The Buckeyes, who lost earlier in the day to No. 21 Notre Dame, 6-1, return to action Saturday with home matches against Western Michigan at 10 a.m. and Youngstown State at 4 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Jesse Owens Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio.

No. 49 Ohio State 7
Cleveland State 0
Jesse Owens West Recreation Center
Columbus, Ohio
Jan. 22, 2005

No. 1 Lindsey Adams (OSU) def. Sarah Galon (CSU), 6-0, 7-6(4)
No. 2 Caitlin O’Keefe (OSU) def. Jen Myers (CSU), 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 Kristin Messmer (OSU) def. Morgan Ungerott (CSU), 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Anna Volberg (OSU) def. Lindsay Sellers (CSU), 6-2, 6-2
No. 5 Meredith Vincent (OSU) def. Marcie Capozziello (CSU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Silvia Prajescu (OSU) def. Christine Volgelgesong (CSU), 6-2, 6-1

No. 1 O’Keefe/Volberg (OSU) def. Galon/Ungerott (CSU), 8-3
No. 2 Adams/Ruzimovsky (OSU) def. Volgelgesong/Myers (CSU), 8-0
No. 3 Vincent/Shah (OSU) def. Capoziello/Sellers (CSU), 8-2